Multi scale build w/ Osage Orange neck.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by CapnStallings, May 7, 2021.

  1. CapnStallings


    Jan 28, 2019
    Hey guys, this is my first official build and I wanted to do something fun. I wanted to make an Explorer-ish style multi scale bass that I could put an F# set on. Scale is 940 cm to 864 cm (37-34) on a Pau Ferro board and stainless steel Jescar frets, Guitar Madness (Korean) jazz rail pickups, 500k pots and Vol Blend Tone layout. Body wings are ash and the Osage is so yellow I had to work with it, so I did a sunburst finish. Hope you dig it!

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  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Nice axe, but clickbait title. ;)

    No pics of the Osage neck?
  3. Well... only where it goes through the body, but a pic of the back would be cool too!
  4. Cool but I was also expecting at least one good picture of the Osage bits. :smug: :meh:
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  5. CapnStallings


    Jan 28, 2019
    Fair enough! By popular demand, I give you the backside.

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  6. Sick!
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  7. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    That's not an Explorer-ish body - you've made rational decisions about how to locate the strap buttons. ;-)

    Nice bass!
  8. Blackjac97


    May 27, 2012
    I dig it, nice work!
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  9. The Osage works great in that build. Well thought out!
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  10. Big B.

    Big B.

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Looks great! How's the weight of the neck? Osage is not a light wood.
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  11. CapnStallings


    Jan 28, 2019
    It is 11 lbs right on the dot Ha, maybe not great for a long gig. When I milled the neck blank alone it weighed 13 lbs
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  12. May I ask where you got the Osage? I’ve only seen sorta fretboard sized boards at Woodcraft. I guess I haven’t made a really diligent search on line.
  13. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets. Supporting Member

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  14. CapnStallings


    Jan 28, 2019
    It is difficult to find in large pieces without cracks and knots and twists. I got this from a local yard in Nashville.
  15. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    SO COOL!!!

    Nicely done. I'd love to play that thing!

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  16. I will say, the Osage plays so well with that "tobacco burst" look, well done!

    I like that you really put your own take on the Explorer shape, it doesn't look Explorer while still looking Explorer, so that's a huge win. :cool:
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